The break in action from the 2017 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship doesn’t mean there is a lack of news in the sport. On Friday afternoon, the Monster Energy Kawasaki team issued a press release that stated Josh Grant had undergone an arthroscopic surgery on his left knee earlier in the week as a result of an issue that arose a few days prior at the 2017 Southwick MX. While there was little detail in regardings to the full situation, it’s confirmation that something was amiss with Grant after he sat out the second 450 moto at the seventh round of the championship last weekend.
Per the press release, Grant will begin therapy as soon as possible in an effort to resume riding at some point in time. In addition to this, Grant posted on his Instagram that he expects to be back on the bike in four to six weeks. This timeline is right with the closing stages of the 2017 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, which could mean an end to Grant’s summer.
Grant is currently ranked eleventh in the 450 championship. Things started off well for the veteran racer, as he scored a third place overall finish in the opening round, but mechanical issues and other crashes have hindered his results midway through the summer.
The full press release from the team reads below…
Monster Energy® Kawasaki rider Josh Grant underwent arthroscopic procedure to his left knee on Wednesday. Grant injured his knee at the Southwick National. He entered the race weekend ninth in the point standings and finished a strong 11th in the first moto. Grant will begin therapy immediately and return to riding as soon as possible.